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RATINGS: 1585   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Squeeze those hops for all they’re worth and prepare to pucker up: Tröegs’ newest single batch brew, Nugget Nectar Ale, will take hopheads to nirvana with a heady collection of Nugget, Warrior and Tomahawk hops. Starting with the same base ingredients of our flagship HopBack Amber Ale, Nugget Nectar intensifies the malt and hop flavors to create an explosive hop experience.

While the brewery considers this an "Imperial Amber Ale" RateBeer considers it an IPA due to the hopping rate. There is no need to send any other corrections on the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhopsbeertalk (243) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Troegs is big on making Imperial in addition to India style ales. This Imperial Amber is hopped like an IPA with a big focus in both the aroma and flavor on Nugget hops. The CTZ is undetectable... as is most of the Warrior, but it’s there to add just a bit of contrast to the dank Nugget. The malts are more color and ABV than flavor, a little bit surprising considering the SRM... but you never can trust SRM. Very enjoyable, aromatic and flavorful... but definitely an Imperial not and India.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
rgf001 (242) - München, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2015 Pungent dank piney hop aroma. Clear Amber with excellent foam. Dank hop taste. Perfect palate. Dry finish. Good beer. Tastes good when fresh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Nice copper color and great clarity. Smell not overpowering, mostly of hops. I was greatly disappointed with taste a few days ago when I was drinking this besides/ along with IPAs and iIPAs. But tonight as I am drinking it first and the taste is great and I think it's important to remember this is not an ipa. Overall a very nicely balanced beer with a nice kick of hop towards the end. Beer drinks easily for its 7+% abv. Wish troegs made this year round. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Pours a nice clear amber color with a fizzy off white head that doesn’t last too long. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, caramel, malt, fruity. Flavor is sweet malt with big hops, citrus and pine, maybe some grapefruit. It has a hoppy clean finish that is not too bitter but lasts a decent while. Mouthfeel is average and carbonation is average. overall this is a delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2008
12oz bottle. Thin quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy with some pine, but doesn’t smack you in the face in the same way as as most 2IPAs. The hop flavor is where this beer really shines, lots of Summit hops followed up by some well balanced sweet malt and a touch of astringent bitterness. Overall well balanced and a bit dangerous at a deceptive 7.5%. Excellent session beer for hopheads.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2013
12oz bottle via trade with budznsudz---> Boulevard stemmed glass. Pours light amber with a very thin white head and pretty good lace. Aroma is resinous pine and mild citrus. Taste follows aroma with some lightly sweet malt in the mix. Slightly oily palate with a small bit of carb. Very nice for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Poured from a 12oz bottle. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, and caramel malt. Flavors are citrus, grapefruit, light pine, tropical fruit, and caramel malt. Such a great crisp Ipa, so solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2010
UPDATED: APR 4, 2010 12oz bottle. Pours clear amber with a thin head. Great aroma, all piney hops with a touch of caramel underneath. Taste is quite good, but doesn’t live up to the aroma. All citrus and floral hoppy notes, fading into a gentle malty finish. Very little bitterness anywhere, and yet still not to sweet. I look forward to it each year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Bottle. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is citrus hops with slight notes of malts in the background. Flavor is bitter hops from start to finish, slight grapefruit notes and a little malt in the background.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Yay Nectar! I dream about it for months, and it’s finally here. Pours rich, clear orange amber with a nice fat finger head. Big fruity citrus hop nose. A hint of malt and hay slipping in the middle on the palate. This years batch seems to have a bit less nectar "fruity pebbles" floral sweetness in the end compared to previous years. Palate is average texture, full of rocky bubbles, slight slickness. A fantastic beer. I’ll have a few too few over the next couple weeks, and wait in anticipation for next year. -Fish!

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